Showing posts with label reupholstered. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reupholstered. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Antique Settee Refinish

When a friend found this antique settee sitting outside on the curb and sent a picture over I had to have it!  Once it arrived I realized that it had been rained on, well loved and a cat had definitely snuggled up on it a few times, but the shape and style were right up my alley.


Once all of the fabric, padding and wood veneer was removed and I could get a good look at this well made piece of furniture I was glad it ended up in my collection.  
A lot of repairs needed to be made to the woodwork (i.e. arms held together by duct tape) and the under webbing/straps had to all be removed and replaced.  But, the biggest part of the transformation would be choosing a paint color and fabric that would really make this piece pop.


A beautiful gray patterned fabric was chosen and custom piping was added to the piece.  While a rich gold metallic finish really helped to accentuate the beautiful lines and detail.

This antique settee is a perfect example of something that was once considered trash and with a little love was able to Bloom.  

Interested in purchasing this piece? This and many other furniture pieces that we have refinished are available for sale locally, contact us for more details.

P.S. Please let us know what you think in the comments section below :)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Client Project: Restored Family Dining Table and Chairs

When a client approached Bloom. to help her restore her family's dining table and chairs we could not have been more excited. This set was absolutely gorgeous. The unique wood grain and color was in great shape, save for some damage to the table top, and the chairs were a beautiful style and simply needed new fabric. The set has been in the client's family for a few generations and she wished to maintain the original style while giving just the table top a complete refinish and reupholstering all six chairs. We recommended a stain match for the table top, and a generous application of hemp oil to the table apron, legs and chairs. Hemp oil is a great way to moisturize and brighten tired, old wood.

Let's take a look at the Befores:

As you can see, the chair fabric was dated and tired and the table top was in poor shape due to years of use. The client chose a pretty, floral fabric design for the chairs which paired perfectly with the wood stain. For the table top, we were able to get a custom stain match using one of the table leaves that was still in good condition. After stripping the table top, we applied the stain as well as a coat of hemp oil, and then a final coat of poly for added protection. The apron, table legs and chairs were also rubbed down with a coat of hemp oil for a refresh in color and shine.

Our client was so happy with the results and even called to say that her mom absolutely loved the look and has never seen the table look so pretty! We hope you enjoyed reading about this project as much as we enjoyed working on it!

Thanks for visiting today!

 If you have a complex restoration project that you'd like Bloom. to help you with, please contact us at to schedule a free consult.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Client Project: Cottage Dining Set Restoration

Our most recent client project is ready for reveal and we have been so excited to share this transformation with you guys! I love when a client comes to Bloom. with a big project that needs a lot of work. Because once all of that hard work is complete and the piece is looking all shiny and new, my reward is the look of surprise and happiness that always lights up a client's face. This project was no exception.

A client came to Bloom. wanting a complete makeover on this fantastic vintage dining set for their family's summer estate in Eastern Michigan. The table had been painted a few times before, and after years of minimal upkeep had transformed into a less-than-chic, shabby and tattered piece of furniture. Let's take a look at the Befores:

The client requested a new stain for the table top, crisp white on table bottom and chairs and wanted stately plaid for the cushions. We could not wait to see the black vinyl seats go! Fabric was sourced online and shipped in. While we waited, the table and chairs were sprayed via HVLP spray application in a semi-gloss white. The table top was stripped and stained in a dark walnut and sealed using a gloss polyurethane. Because the table leg tips and chair tips were metal, Bloom. suggested a shiny gold-dipped look using a metallic paint. Once the fabric arrived, each chair cushion was reupholstered and assembled.

Everything came together wonderfully and we could not be more pleased with the results:

What a transformation! Thanks so much for reading!

Bloom. Restorations is happy to offer free consultations to interested clients. Please contact us at or via Facebook to learn more. We provide attentive care and consideration to each and every piece of furniture our clients place in our hands. Every client is provided a private Pinterest page to ensure that both Bloom. and the client are on the same page in terms of project inspiration and direction. We are happy to offer delivery services and currently accept cash, check and PayPal. If you have a piece of furniture that you'd like to see Bloom, we'd love to talk about it! Contact us today!